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History of Civilization Since 1648

Department of History

The American Studies Major

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COURSE SCHEDULE

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. Assigned readings should be completed by the class date listed in the left column.


ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
ca. 3000 - 31 B.C.

May 30
Introduction; the Neolithic Age and the Emergence of Human Civilization

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 4-11

May 31
The First Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt; Hebrew Civilization

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 11-49

June 1
Ancient Greece: Minoan, Mycenean, and Dorian Civilizations; the Greek Lyric Age

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 50-57

June 2
Ancient Greece: Classical and Hellenistic Civilizations

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 57-118


ROMAN CIVILIZATION
ca. 800 B.C. - A.D. 476

June 5
The Emergence of Roman Civilization; the Formation of the Republic (800-265 B.C.)

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 119-124

June 6
Roman Expansionism and Its Consequences; The Breakdown of the Republic (265-60 B.C.)

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 124-140

June 7
The Breakdown of the Republic (60-27 B.C.); The Roman Empire and its Government (27 B.C.-A.D. 476)

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 141-162

June 8
The Origins of Christianity

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 171-184
  • Exam 1 will be given on June 8.

June 9
The Expansion of Christianity to A.D. 180; The Crisis of the Third Century

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 162-170, 184-195

June 12
Adoption of Christianity as Rome's State Religion; the Decline of Roman Civilization

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 162-170


THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE
476-1500

June 13
The Successors to Rome: the Byzantine Empire, Islamic Civilization, and Western Christendom during the Early Middle Ages (476-1000)

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 196-227

June 14
The Early Middle Ages: Feudalism and Manorialism; The High Middle Ages (1000-1300): The New Agricultural Revolution and the Revival of Trade and Towns

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 228-235

June 15
The High Middle Ages: The Medieval Intellectual Revival

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 258-278
  • Exam 2 will be given on June 15.

June 16
The High Middle Ages: The Emergence of National Monarchies

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 235-241

June 19
The High Middle Ages: The Medieval Religious Revival and Reform, Papal Monarchy, and the Crusades

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 241-257

June 20
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages (1300-1500): Famine, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years' War

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 279-285

June 21
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages: The Corruption of the Church; The Renaissance (1350-1550)

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 285-322


THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD
1500-1648

June 22
Background of the Protestant Reformation; Martin Luther and Lutheranism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 323-334
  • Exam 3 will be given on June 22.

June 23
The Four Traditions of Protestantism

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 334-342

June 26
The Four Traditions of Protestantism; the Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 342-347

June 27
Christopher Columbus and the European Discovery of the Western Hemisphere; Spanish Exploration and Colonization

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 348-357

June 28
Portuguese, French, and English Colonization of the Western Hemisphere; The Consequences of European Colonization

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 357-370

June 29
The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and the Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

  • Perry et al., Western Civilization, 370-409


FINAL EXAM

June 30
Exam 4
will be given on June 30.


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Dr. Harold D. Tallant, Department of History, Georgetown College
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